As a Mom of two girls, I am always looking for adorable (and functional) clothes. Believe it or not, it is harder than it sounds! I am generally searching for clothes that easily mix and match to provide many outfit options, excellent quality so the items can be passed on to little sis, and of course….a decent price.
On a recent trip to my friend’s home, she received a package of clothes for her daughter from Tea Collection. I was immediately taken by how cute the pieces were and how every item coordinated with the next. I needed to learn more! Fortunately, Tea Collection approached me about reviewing one of their new Fall lines, Mercado Mexicano.
For those of you unfamiliar with Tea, they create fashions for boys and girls ages 0-12 years as well as the recently added women’s garments, too. The designs are inspired by their travels around the world to fuse culture with modern fashion. On a trip to Mexico, inspiration struck again and the Mercado Mexicano collection was born!
“We came back home ready to try our own hand at mixing contemporary kitsch with Mexican folk art and layering floral and plaid patterns and textures with embroidery. We took sarape patterns and brought them to life in striped splendor on ponchos and hoodies. The magic of Mexico came back with us in two-tone azul patterns, flower prints and colorful graphics with a Mayan and pop culture spirit. We know you’ll love how it comes to life in our back-to-school clothes.”
To welcome Fall, we were sent a few outfits to see what we thought of Tea. When we received the package, I was immediately drawn to the color palette of the line and the softness of the material. My daughters could not wait to try them on and then didn’t want to take them off! Our favorite pieces, including the Artsesana Floral Dress ($45) are pictured in the above collage. The pieces are perfect for our New Orleans weather! The Skinny Pointelle Leggings ($25) provide coverage without being too heavy for our climate and come in many colors to coordinate with just about anything.
After washing our Tea Collection pieces, they just get softer and are holding up in construction and color very well. The outfits are easy to wear and move with my active girls, but look “put-together” without being too fussy. For items that will last for quite some time, the prices are reasonable, too. We highly recommend Tea Collection!